Perfect Girls: An absolutely gripping crime thriller with a nail-biting twist

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Phoebe. Tiffany. Melissa. They all made one little mistake...

 

When twenty-five-year-old Phoebe Stiles opens the door to her perfect apartment she doesn’t realise it’s the mistake that will kill her…

 

The body of the beautiful English girl is discovered months later - dumped behind the back of a department store. But who was the stranger she let into the safety of her home?

 

As Detective Rachel Prince pieces together the mystery surrounding Phoebe’s death, another young, blonde girl is found brutally murdered and abandoned in the grounds of an old theatre.

 

In the most dangerous case of her career, Rachel must track down the faceless individual to stop the body count rising. But to uncover the shocking truth, Rachel has to put herself at risk… can she catch the twisted killer, before they catch her?

 

A gripping page-turner that will have you completely hooked until the utterly jaw-dropping twist. Fans of Angela Marsons, Peter James and Karin Slaughter will love this crime series, featuring unforgettable Detective Rachel Prince. 

 

Why readers are gripped by Perfect Girls:

 

‘Hands down one of the best thrillers I’ve read all year! It was so full of mystery and suspense!! Lots of twists and turns! I loved it!!’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

 

Full of suspense, it was gritty and you didn’t know what was coming next… had a hard time putting it down and read late into the night and finished it in a day… you really don’t want to miss this one it’s one of my favourites so far of 2018!’ Bonnie’s Book Talk, 5 stars

 

A gripping page-turner that will have you hooked until the twist at the end. I stayed up late just to be able to finish it…. I found myself on the edge of my seat from start to finish. It was just that good! Goodreads reviewer

 

‘Gripping and entertaining… pulls you in from the very beginning… fast paced… The author has you in her grip and won't let you go…’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

 

‘So gripping you forget about everything else around you.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

 

Fast-paced and gritty thriller… the pages pretty much turned themselves... An excellent thriller.’ Goodreads reviewer

 

Jam packed with twists and turns. It kept me hooked… Equal parts police procedural, crime drama and suspenseful thriller… What more can you want from a book of this genre??... LOVED it.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

 

‘WOW... a brilliant book… an excellent read... gripping...’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

 

Chilling… kept me glued to the pages… highly recommend the series to any fans of this genre.’ The Book Nurse, 5 stars

 

Brilliant… I was gripped from the start…. a heart-stopping conclusion… captivating and enthralling.’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars

 

‘Cracking crime dramatantalising suspense thriller and engrossing police procedural novel… The story is full on all the way through, keeping you turning the pages again and again. There are twists and turns, red herrings and blind alleyways to keep you guessing… a jaw dropping twist.’ Goodreads reviewer

 

‘So good!... I loved this book… I was on the edge of my seat… Rachel is still one of my favourite detectives… fast-paced, unnerving and very addictive. There are twists and turns throughout, left me breathlesswithin the first few pages I’m hooked and I know I’m settled down for the night…. will have your heart beating and your mouth dry.’ Katie’s Book Cave

 

‘Fast paced… I honestly didn’t work out who the killer was until it was revealed and loved the twist with itI literally cheered at one certain point (if you’ve read it, you’ll know exactly when I did!!) as it was so unexpected…’ Stardust Book Reviews

 

My fav detective in a series, I love her attitude and the way she tackles cases ‘head on’ and never lets anything stop her until the case is solved… an exciting tense story…’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

 

‘What a fast-paced and thrilling read!... I was kept on the edge of my seat while reading this book!... This is an excellent series. Alison James is a stunning writer.’ Robin Loves Reading, 5 stars

 

Gripping and addictive. I was up reading way past my bedtime…’ Star Crossed Reviews, 5 stars

 

‘A gripping crime thriller… I did wonder how this book would end and it was a real edge of your seat situation!’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars

 

Sure to keep you enthralled from the first page until the lastplenty of twists and turns to keep you wanting more. I read this one until 2 am before I finally stopped for bed. I highly recommend this book… I give 5 stars out of 5.’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars

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Bookouture
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Sep 18, 2018
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376
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9781786814258
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English
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Fiction / Crime
Fiction / Mystery & Detective / Police Procedural
Fiction / Thrillers / Crime
Fiction / Thrillers / Suspense
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‘She lifted the flap of the envelope and pulled out the single white page. As she opened it up she stared, open mouthed. Four words were typed on the page. I am watching you.’

When Amy Whyte and Penny Brogan leave a local nightclub in the early hours of Sunday morning and don’t arrive home, their families are beside themselves with worry. Conor Dowling has just been released from prison, a man full of hatred for Amy, the girl who put him behind bars in the first place.

The case is given to Detective Lottie Parker, when the girls’ blood-soaked bodies are found, days later, in a derelict squat. Chillingly, both girls are clutching silver coins in their hands – what message is this killer leaving behind? All the signs point to Conor but his alibi is water tight.

As Lottie examines Penny and Amy’s final days alive in a desperate search for clues, two more girls are found stabbed to death in a luxury apartment complex. Caught up in what is fast becoming her toughest case yet, Lottie is unaware that somebody is watching her every move.

Then Lottie’s two daughters, Katie and Chloe suddenly disappear from the town centre. Terrified that the killer has her girls, the stakes have never been higher for Lottie. 

But as Lottie puts everything on the line to find her daughters and solve the case, she’s about to find herself in terrible danger – someone has a personal axe to grind with her and they know the best way to get to her is to hurt the ones she loves the most.

If you love Karin Slaughter, Robert Dugoni and Rachel Abbott, you’ll be hooked by this heart-stopping thriller from Patricia Gibney. Final Betrayal will keep you guessing until the very last page. 

Readers are loving Final Betrayal:

‘Another absolutely riveting, gut gripping and unputdownable book from Patricia Gibney!!
Had this read in record time!! From start to finish it was brilliant!! Literally can't wait for the next one and the outcome for Lottie and Boyd!!!!’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars

‘A dark and gripping read…There are so many heart stopping moments that had me hold my breath. I was carried along by the authors writing, making assumptions along the way. Lets just say nil points to me as I totally got it wrong.
Final Betrayal is a story that is guaranteed to set your pulse racing. I was totally hooked and enjoyed being part of this thrilling journey that I was taken on alongside Lottie whose character I really enjoyed. Without a doubt I will be going back and reading the rest of the books in the series as this just ticked all the boxes for what I look for in a crime series.’ Bytheletterbookreviews, 5 stars

‘I adore Lottie Parker … go pick up the latest release by this fabulous author. Patricia Gibney is the best!!!!’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars

‘Well I am now a fan of Lottie Parker !! This is my first book in the series but I am off to buy the rest ! Final Betrayal is a page turning, twists and turns book. So many dead bodies.
I can tell you that if I am missing or in trouble , it's Lottie Parker and her team of detectives I want on my side …Can't wait to read more of Lottie's exploits!’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars

‘An epic, compelling story …I look forward to getting reacquainted with DI Lottie Parker every time a new book comes out, and I’m yet to be disappointed. In fact, every time one comes out, I make the same mistake of picking it up and starting, not realising I’m going to get very little done until I’ve finished it. Yes, it happened again, I read this book over two days, well I did have to stop to sleep.’ Nigel Adams Bookworm, 5 stars
An investigation leads DI Kelly Porter back to her former command... and the ex who betrayed her

A brutal murder in the Lake District.

A double assassination in a secret lab in London’s West End.

Seemingly unconnected, unexpected links between the gruesome crimes emerge and it’s up to DI Kelly Porter to follow the trail – all the way to the capital.

Back amongst old colleagues and forced to work alongside her calculating ex, DCI Matt Carter, Kelly must untangle a web of deceit that stretches into the highest echelons of power. A place where secrets and lies are currency and no obstacle is insurmountable.

Praise for Bold Lies

'I’m yet to read a Kelly Porter book I wouldn’t recommend! Once again the setting, the case and the character development fit together in perfect harmony to create a wonderful story I absolutely flew through' Reader review

'I have loved each and every Kelly Porter novel I've read... Yet again I was completely pulled in by Rachel Lynch's wonderful writing and characters, it's exceptionally compulsive reading!' Reader review

'A riveting read, and I eagerly anticipate the next case for DI Kelly Porter' Reader review

'Once again Rachel Lynch has produced a terrific book from the world of DI Kelly Porter' Reader review

'Rachel Lynch prevails again and is fast becoming one of my favourite female sleuth writers... This book will keep you riveted' Reader review

It's a cracking good read with a cast of believable, three-dimensional characters, original settings and is pacy, action-packed and written in an engaging manner. There is never a dull moment and something exciting happens in every single chapter' Reader review


To commit the perfect murder, you need the perfect cover.

 

On a cold icy morning, a mother wakes to find her daughter’s blood-soaked body frozen to the road. Who would carry out such a horrific killing on the victim’s doorstep?

 

Straight off her last harrowing case, Detective Erika Foster is feeling fragile but determined to lead the investigation. As she sets to work, she finds reports of assaults in the same quiet South London suburb where the woman was killed.  One chilling detail links them to the murder victim – they were all attacked by a figure in black wearing a gas mask.

 

Erika is on the hunt for a killer with a terrifying calling card.  The case gets more complicated when she uncovers a tangled web of secrets surrounding the death of the beautiful young woman.

 

Yet just as Erika begins to piece the clues together, she is forced to confront painful memories of her past. Erika must dig deep, stay focused and find the killer. Only this time, one of her own is in terrible danger… 

 

From the global million-copy bestselling author comes a totally heart-racing, hold-your-breath read that will keep you hooked until the very last page.

 

 

Read what everyone is saying about Deadly Secrets:

 

‘It was absolutely brilliant!…the story keeps you in suspense right to the end with more red herrings than you can shake a stick at.  I honestly didn’t guess who it was until the reveal actually happened, and loved the twist towards the end – very cleverly done!’ Stardust Book Reviews

 

‘I love how the author doesn't give anything away and kept me guessing throughout. I truly had no idea who could be behind the killings and when all is revealed, with some shocking twists, it won't be what you are expecting! …a thrilling and addictive read that chilled me to the bone.’ By the Letter Book Reviews

 

‘Simply Splendid!! This is another fabulous story by Robert Bryndza.  He certainly has a talent when it comes to writing entertaining Thrillers.’  Goodreads Reviewer

 

‘This newest installment has exactly the same high quality of writing, plot development, twists and the healthy dose of suspense and action I have become used to with this series. I found myself hooked right from the very first page as there is just something about the writing that draws you right in.’ It’s All About Books

 

‘Another amazing story with lots of twists and turns you don’t see coming. Cannot wait for the next one.’ Trish’s Blog

 

‘Once again it’s a fantastic read, read in one day and had a major book hangover afterwards!... I love this series; the characters are very well developed and relatable.’ Goodreads Reviewer

 

‘Talk about taking the reader by surprise. You will not see this ending coming…Reading about Erika is like meeting up with a friend. By this point I feel like I know her really well. She’s a fantastic character with so many layers.’ Goodreads Reviewer


‘Oh. My. God… I am all tingly inside, filled with excitement of this fast paced, suspenseful, a minute a twist thriller… I had to scream out loud when I finished the book… It took me on a dizzying ride, a perfect roller coaster. I started seeing twists and red herrings in every scene.’ Book Reviews by Shalini, 5 stars


I’m Lucy, and I have a secret.

I have a beautiful home, that I’m desperate to escape.

But that’s not my secret.

I tell my friends I’ve never wanted children, when I always have.

But that’s not my secret.

My husband is a celebrated surgeon, who tries to control me.

But that’s not my secret.


Adele knows.

Once upon a time, I knew everything about her and she knew everything about me.

Best friends forever.

But now our secret is beginning to surface.

I can trust her more than anyone. We made a pact.

And she’s never do anything to hurt me. Would she?


This absolutely gripping psychological thriller will have you forgetting everything until the last shocking twist. Fans of Behind Closed Doors, Friend Request, and The Girl on the Train will be hooked. 


Why readers are gripped by The School Friend:


‘I was hooked… I stayed awake all night and read from start to finish. The twist and turns are absolutely amazing… Really kept you on the edge of your seat. No way despite how tired I become could I stop reading.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars


‘Wow! What a book!... I mean...Well...just Wow!... An outstanding representation of its genre… Will have the reader on a roller coaster of emotions. It’ll take you on a journey that will linger with you long after the story ends… Honestly, just a brilliant all round novel!’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars


‘Wow, just wow!!! What a rollercoaster of a read!!! This was a truly brilliant book. Full of twists and turns!! My heart was in my mouth all the time, expecting the unexpected to happen any second!!’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars


‘Wow!!!... There were so many twists by the end that you were glued to the pages as you never knew what was coming next.’ Blue Moon Blogger, 5 stars


‘This book had me eagerly turning the pages. I HAD to know what was going to happen next and I was never disappointed… I love a book I can’t put down until I’m done and I would definitely recommend this book for fans of non-stop twists and turns.’ Goodreads reviewer


‘A gripping thriller with never-ending twists thrown in. Just when I thought there couldn't possibly be another, one popped up… I gasped with delight and shock! I flew through this book in delight and loved every page.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars


'A brilliant read! An extraordinary read! The characters are well depicted...MUST READ for the summer!... a twisty read with many surprises along the way!' Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars


'This throws you into the action from the very first page and doesn’t let up until the very last. This is one exceptional book that will keep you up late until the night.' Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars


‘This was a GREAT read. Captivating Thriller, filled with twists and turns… Kept me guessing till the last page.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars


‘Exciting and full of thrills and spills and it’s totally addictive as well. It held my attention from the very first chapter, but I could never in my wildest dreams have imagined what a truly shocking and unexpected ending the story would reveal.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars


‘A fast-paced, riveting domestic thriller that had me glued to the edge of my seat for the duration. A brilliant read, this one has me clamouring to devour more from the talented Ms James. I could not put this down… This is a gritty, gripping thrill ride of a read that will have you guessing until the final page.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

From #1 New York Times bestselling author Stephen King, the most riveting and unforgettable story of kids confronting evil since It—publishing just as the second part of It, the movie, lands in theaters.

In the middle of the night, in a house on a quiet street in suburban Minneapolis, intruders silently murder Luke Ellis’s parents and load him into a black SUV. The operation takes less than two minutes. Luke will wake up at The Institute, in a room that looks just like his own, except there’s no window. And outside his door are other doors, behind which are other kids with special talents—telekinesis and telepathy—who got to this place the same way Luke did: Kalisha, Nick, George, Iris, and ten-year-old Avery Dixon. They are all in Front Half. Others, Luke learns, graduated to Back Half, “like the roach motel,” Kalisha says. “You check in, but you don’t check out.”

In this most sinister of institutions, the director, Mrs. Sigsby, and her staff are ruthlessly dedicated to extracting from these children the force of their extranormal gifts. There are no scruples here. If you go along, you get tokens for the vending machines. If you don’t, punishment is brutal. As each new victim disappears to Back Half, Luke becomes more and more desperate to get out and get help. But no one has ever escaped from the Institute.

As psychically terrifying as Firestarter, and with the spectacular kid power of It, The Institute is Stephen King’s gut-wrenchingly dramatic story of good vs. evil in a world where the good guys don’t always win.
‘Wow what a joy to read such a compulsive book… an addictive book, fast paced, really didn’t want to put it down… Wow wow wow. Brilliant.’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars

 

The blur of shapes began to sharpen, forming a clear picture that stood out against the darkened background. For a moment he couldn’t move, his fear rendering him immobile. He needed help. He turned to run.

 

On a dark night, on a mountain road, a young couple, Matthew and Stacey, are on their way home from a night out. Their car breaks down and Matthew leaves to look for help. By the next morning, Stacey is found murdered in the car and Matthew is missing, presumed guilty of her murder.

 

Called to the scene, Detective Alex King and her team soon see some terrifying links – to another local young man who is missing, and to the discovery of a body from 30 years ago.

 

Alex knows that the missing and the dead have a story to tell her. But will she hear it in time to uncover the killer before they strike again?

 

A Promise to the Dead is a totally unputdownable crime thriller that will have you hooked. Readers of Angela Marsons, Karin Slaughter and Robert Dugoni will love this.

 

Readers love A Promise to the Dead:

‘This book had me hooked from the first page and I read it in one sitting. There are so many twists and turns in this book it was making me giddy. This is a compelling read and I had an endless list of suspects which were all wrong. As for the climax of this book I was shocked and it was EXPLOSIVE.’ Goodreads Reviewer

 

‘Had me hooked from the first page. This is a series that just keeps getting better and better… This was a book that I could not put down.’ Goodreads Reviewer

 

‘Loved this! If you’re looking for an amazing who-did-it with lots of twists and two great women detectives than this is it!’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars

 

‘A must read. I loved it.’ Sifat’s Book Kingdom

 

‘Fast-paced and gripping. I was instantly hooked from the first chapter.’ Stardust Book Reviews, 5 stars

 

‘I have enjoyed all the books in this series but this one is my favourite so far… If you are a fan of police procedurals I highly recommend this series.’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars

 

‘A complex, thrilling book.’ Goodreads Reviewer

‘I was hooked from page one and couldn’t put it down until I’d reached the end. The twists and turns just keep coming … will have you gasping in surprise.’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars

The little girl stirred and opened her eyes. A light from the landing played a shadow across her toy cupboard. It was then she realised… There was someone else in the room.

Michelle Harper’s world is shattered when six-year-old Lola Jade is stolen from the safety of her own bedroom. She says her ex-husband has taken their daughter. Lola’s father denies it was him.

Family, friends and neighbours all say they didn’t see a thing. But someone must know where the little girl is. Who is lying? And who is telling the truth

Detective Rachel Prince knows the longer a child is missing, the less likely they are to be found alive.

Can Rachel find Lola Jade, before it’s too late?

Truly addictive from start to finish, Lola Is Missing is a nail-biting crime thriller that will shock you with the final heart-stopping twist. Perfect for fans of Angela Marsons, Peter James and Karin Slaughter.

What readers are saying about Lola is Missing:

‘One of the BEST police procedural thrillers that I have read lately. From the start to the finish, it gripped and held me tight... I can't wait to see more of Rachel Prince.’ The Book Nurse, 5 stars

‘Had me on the edge of my seat from start to finish. Jam packed with twists and turns… If you love crime and are as addicted to police procedurals as I am you will love this book!!!’Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars

‘Captivated from the first page… plenty of twists and turns… dramatic, stomach wrenching… This book was an awesome start to a new series, I can’t wait for the next instalment!’ Bonnie’s Book Talk 

‘Omg what a read… I had a few ideas as to what happened to Lola Jade. But nothing prepared me for that. Wow. I was shocked. 5 stars! Highly recommended.’ Sue Wallace Site, 5 stars

‘A compelling thriller, absorbing, dramatic and full of action… unexpected twists which kept me guessing till the end. I’m looking forward to reading the second in the series.’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars

‘Fabulous, intriguing and thrilling! I couldn’t wait to find out the conclusion of this story! The plot kept me twisting and turning trying to figure out the real culprit! I enjoyed it a lot. Looking forward to reading more about Detective Prince.’ Goodreads Reviewer

‘A wonderfully twisty book!! I never knew what was coming next… Fantastic book!!!!’ Librarian, 5 stars

‘Fast-paced, twisty, and gripping. I couldn't put it down, and I was surprised by the ending. But most importantly, I really connected with the main character.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

‘Oh what a wonderful, gripping, tense and brilliant book! What a spectacular start to a series! A stunning story, a great beginning to what I just know is going to be a tremendously addictive series. Loved it and cannot wait for the next!’ Renita D’Silva, 5 stars

Previously published as The Lying Kind.

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